Happy Friday to you all!
Earlier this week the New York State Education Department (NYSED) released the results of the April 2012 grades 3-8 math and English Language Arts (ELA) assessments.
- New York Students Make Gains on Exams
- Scores up, but wanting
- New York third- and eighth-grade test results show slight increase in scores
- More Children Opted Out of State Tests
Beyond New York:
Students in California posted pictures of state tests on social networks, which caused a two-week delay in the release of scores and could result in more serious ramifications for nearly 150 California schools.
President Obama’s signature education programs would be scrapped under a bill that would cut about $1.1 billion from the U.S. Department of Education’s roughly $68 billion budget.The bill covers fiscal year 2013, which starts on Oct. 1. The measure would get rid of funding for Race to the Top, the Investing in Innovation grants, and the School Improvement Grant program. It would aslo eliminate a number of smaller, more targeted programs, including Advanced Placement, School Leadership, and Arts in Education.
As always, if we’ve missed something, let us know in the comments. Have a great weekend!